13. Fantasy, Art Therapies, and Other Expressive and Creative Psychosocial Interventions

  1. Shulamith Kreitler4,5,6,
  2. Myriam Weyl Ben-Arush7,8 and
  3. Andrés Martin9,10
  1. Shulamith Kreitler4,5,6,
  2. Daniel Oppenheim1,2 and
  3. Elsa Segev-Shoham3

Published Online: 1 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119941033.ch13

Pediatric Psycho-Oncology: Psychosocial Aspects and Clinical Interventions, Second Edition

Pediatric Psycho-Oncology: Psychosocial Aspects and Clinical Interventions, Second Edition

How to Cite

Kreitler, S., Oppenheim, D. and Segev-Shoham, E. (2012) Fantasy, Art Therapies, and Other Expressive and Creative Psychosocial Interventions, in Pediatric Psycho-Oncology: Psychosocial Aspects and Clinical Interventions, Second Edition (eds S. Kreitler, M. W. Ben-Arush and A. Martin), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119941033.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 4

    School of Psychological Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

  2. 5

    Psychooncology Research Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel

  3. 6

    Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel

  4. 7

    Department of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Meyer Children's Hospital, Israel

  5. 8

    Meyer Children's Hospital, Rambam Health Care Campus, Technion Israel-Institute of Technology, the Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel

  6. 9

    Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine, USA

  7. 10

    Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Paris, France

  2. 2

    Gustave Roussy Cancer Institute, Villejuif, France

  3. 3

    Haemek Medical Center, Afula, Israel

  4. 4

    School of Psychological Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

  5. 5

    Psychooncology Research Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel

  6. 6

    Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119998839

Online ISBN: 9781119941033

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Keywords:

  • art therapy;
  • bibliotherapy;
  • clowning;
  • dance therapy;
  • drama therapy;
  • expressive interventions;
  • guided imagery;
  • music therapy;
  • play therapy

Summary

The chapter describes various forms of expressive and creative interventions designed to facilitate expression, reduce anxiety and distress, and promote positive feelings and experiences in pediatric oncology patients. The major focus is on the uses of fantasy and imagination, the various forms of art therapy, including those based on the visual arts, bibliotherapy, writing, drama, cinema and video, clowning, humor, music, singing, dance and movements, pets and fun. Each intervention is presented with examples of characteristic means, objectives, and outcomes.